Monk’s Cowl Belgian Ale
Monk’s Cowl is brew kit from Midwest Supplies Home Brewing and Wine Making. I bought it online because I’ve purchased gear from them so I thought I’d give one of their “micro-Bru” one gallon kits a try. I tried to follow their instructions but deviated after I noticed that the proportion of grains to water seemed a little off. As you can see it resulted in about a gallon and a half or so of wort. I’m not sure if this is good or bad. We’ll see in a couple of weeks.
On the plus side this resulted in more bottled beer than usual.
This was the first time I primed bottles with Conditioning Tablets. This was also the first time I used capped bottled vs swing-tops. I am afraid of bottle bombs. They are stored inside a bucket, just in case.
Here’s a shot of the gunk or “trub” that gets left behind. Some people harvest it for the still active yeast and reuse it. I need to try that at some point. Yeast is fascinating and obviously a very intelligent life form.
Go forth and multiply…